Painting over laminated wood cupboards?


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Old 06-06-00, 01:35 PM
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we just bought a house with ugly fake wood cupboards. How do we paint them white ourselves. I've heard it is very hard to do and that you have to use oil based paint? Please advise.
 
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Old 06-07-00, 04:21 AM
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It can be done, but it takes some time and several steps do look good. If thye are in good shape then first wash off all grease,grime, dirt, etc.

Now use liquid sandpaper - follow directions on the can.

Lightly sand with 220-320 grit paper. Make sure all dust is gone.
Prime with Benjamin Moore's Fresh Start or zinsser's BIN.
Sand again with the sand paper. Remove the dust.
Paint with a high quality enamel. A good 4" roller and small quality brush work well.
Sand again to remove roller/brush marks.
Put on a second coat and sand again.
Now put on a clear polyurethane.
 
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Old 06-08-00, 06:38 PM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by BobF:
It can be done, but it takes some time and several steps do look good. If thye are in good shape then first wash off all grease,grime, dirt, etc.

Now use liquid sandpaper - follow directions on the can.

Lightly sand with 220-320 grit paper. Make sure all dust is gone.
Prime with Benjamin Moore's Fresh Start or zinsser's BIN.
Sand again with the sand paper. Remove the dust.
Paint with a high quality enamel. A good 4" roller and small quality brush work well.
Sand again to remove roller/brush marks.
Put on a second coat and sand again.
Now put on a clear polyurethane.
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Laminated surfaces like kitchen and bath cabinets can be painted with Cabinet Rescue Melamine finish WITHOUT PRIMING. It,s also water based that wont yellow and needs no polyurethane overtop.
 
 

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